Creed helps Warner Pacific make women’s wrestling history

December 23, 2014

Deirdra Creed WrestlingKotzebue’s Deirdra Creed helped usher in a new era of Warner Pacific College athletics.

The NAIA Knights hosted their first women’s wrestling event in school history and Creed was the first one on the mat.

The freshman from Alaska dropped an 11-10 heartbreaker at 109 pounds to Yolanda Lawes of Southwestern Oregon Community College.

“We made a little history today, and the event was a success overall,” coach Frank Johnson told the school’s website. “SWOCC has some tough wrestlers and we competed well. The ladies are learning how to support one another and they are excited to build something special here at Warner Pacific.”

Creed, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, was a three-time state placer in Alaska while wrestling in the boys division.

Warner Pacific is competing in wrestling for the first time since 1975, thanks in part to a grant from the United States Wrestling Foundation.